Today marks the 5 year anniversary of awesomeness in my life. This list represents every movie my old lady (she…
Meet The Original Force Of Nature
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not watch it in the rain.
I will not watch it on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I will not watch it in a box.
I will not watch it with a fox.
I will not watch it in a house.
I do not watch it with a mouse.
I do not like it here or there.
I will not watch it ANYWHERE!
I already watched this piece of shit, so take your DVD and go you twit.
I do not like The Lorax, Sam, so pack up your line of crap and scram!
Film #15 of the June Challenge
There once was a land of wood
where hollies bloomed like nothing else could
In it sat a man, quite the shnook
In his hands was a children's book
This man was an executive of 35
or so this author might contrive
He was a man of astonishing greed
From piles of money he would feed!
He did not understand the words of the book
it was why he did not even own a Nook.
But his was a job that did not require knowing how to read
All he had to do was lead.
So he enlisted several men
to make a film for children of ten
It would not be short, it…
The Lorax is another example of a Dr. Seuss’ film adaptation that has failed to capture the charm of the book. They’ve taken a simple and timely fable and turned it into a loud and garish bore that labours on its environmental message whilst failing to actually entertain its audience. The story centres on a 12-year-old boy who escapes the confines of his artificial city - Thneedville - to find a real tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. There he meets the reclusive Once-ler who tells him the story of The Lorax, the guardian of the forest, and how Thneedville came into being.
Dr. Seuss’ cautionary tale about greed and environmentalism is buried somewhere in this…
Bad memories in my life:
Getting made fun of by Erin Olsen in 8th grade.
Having surgery at a hospital.
The music in The Lorax.
Vibrant and colorful, but oh-so-unfunny! I can't honestly recall a single moment where The Lorax made me laugh. Not even a hearty chuckle or a related thought of amusement. And clearly I'm not alone in being underwhelmed by this film.
I've never read any of the children's books by the beloved Dr. Seuss, but I can scarcely imagine this doing any kind of justice to the original story. It means well I'm sure, but the eco-friendly message at its core holds no subtlety whatsoever, while simulatenously struggling to be hip, in an obvious attempt to keep the tweens from reaching for their cell phones.
They overdo it bit also with the inherent bubbliness; sharing similarities with what often feels like…
At the forefront of culture, where sentiment’s free,
There’s a well-meaning well-spring of sanctimony.
A clattering chatter of serious chaps
Come to warn us of doom; Eco-horror collapse!
And plastic doohickeys that suck out the soul
Of we miserable fools, our dead hearts black as coal.
“Oh woe, these poor dopes — grasping, ignorant saps
With their claptrap and waffle and counterfeit crap.
Don’t they see,” cry the men, their hands wringing in fear,
“What dire fate lies in wait if our cries they don’t hear?”
So they commenced their project, to adapt a great book,
Spent ALL OF THE DOLLARS, begged, “Please, you must look!”
And what did they give us? A veritable onslaught
Of ads and promotions, TV…
The Lorax (2012) is adapted from the classic Dr. Seuss (not a real Doctor) 1971 book of the same name. It follows the story of a twelve-year-old boy named Ted Wiggins (voiced by Zac Efron) who lives in the walled-off artificial city of Thneedville run by unscrupulous Mayor, Aloysius O'Hare. Ted has has a crush on a girl called Audrey (Taylor Swift) and is desperate to win her heart. So, when he learns of her wish to see a real tree Ted sets out on a to find the Once-ler; a broken and extirpated businessman who lives in the barren wasteland outside of the walls of Thneedville. There, the Once-ler tells Ted the story of how he came to ruin by ignoring the advice of the Lorax (Danny DeVito,) a grumpy little creature that talks to the trees and acts as the guardian of the forest...
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I watched this, as many if not most people did, having seen the old cartoon version. I couldn't help but view it through that lens. Saying I'm biased would be accurate.
With that admission, what this movie does to the book's and cartoon's ultimate message is despicable. What was, in the other two instances a bleak message about the importance of conservationism was turned into a song-and-dance routine aimed at grabbing a quick ten bucks from suckers and nostalgics.
Stupid, annoying and completely misses the message of the book. The animation is fine, not totally horrible. The real problem with the film is its characters are boring, annoying or unnecessary. The Onceler is the antagonist in the book, but this film adds a new villain in a corporate warlord who sells and manufactures oxygen for this town that is made of plastic. Another issue is the animals of the forest are basically minion clones who are more irritating than the minions. The film really lacks focus, mainly focusing on the nameless boy character now called Ted and his sort of romance with Audrey. The main focus of the book, the tearing down of the ecosystem of the animals, is…
Cute movie. Great animation, wonderful voice cast. Good laughs too - and a nice message for kids. I'm okay with that.
Okay a new DR. Seuss movie so let's go. the Lorax. okay this movie came out on march which I didn't get a chance to see it but now I have seen it today so let's go.the movie had one of the best animated effects of the year so far and that's it.
Teleurgesteld. Bijzonder moraliserend en ik mis de echte Dr. Seuss charme.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
Dr Suess is back for another dose of 3D animation, thanks to the creators behind Despicable Me and that other Suess classic Horton Hears a Who. The Lorax is a cautionary tale of the impact our greed can have on the world we live in and in this case resulting in a world with no trees. In this familiar but surreal world made of plastic and concrete a young girl longs to see a real life tree – for real. Fortunately she has a secret admirer, who sets about finding her one to win her love.
The animation is bright and bold and literally jumps off the screen, with the POV chase scenes and rapids ride being nauseatingly good fun…
Me ha parecido un bodrio de bastante cuidado, que te machaca tooooodo el metraje con el bendito mensaje ecologista dejando la película en nada, porque tanto a nivel de personajes, como humorístico, como en la parte musical no le he encontrado nada destacado o que sobresalga de lo normal, solo destacaría la parte de animación y eso a estas alturas de las vida pues no debería ser nada asombroso.
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- The Zero Theorem
- The Lego Movie
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…